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 Eve Lucia Boucouvalas, BA, LMT
Animal Care Specialist/Educator/Consultant

FL License# MA0029464; FL License# FB9743669;  FL CE Provider# 50-6408

Qualifications and credentials are listed below.


Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL

Double Bachelors of Arts; Minor in Zoology

Graduated with High Honors

Bhakti Academe School of Massage                                        Graduated 1999

Florida State Massage License                                                   Granted 1999

Canine Massage Therapy & Bodywork                                    Certified since 2000

Equine Massage Therapy & Bodywork                                    Certified since 2000

Recipient of the Ollie Bailey Award of Excellence               Awarded 2005

Energy Medicine Specialist/Educator                                      Certified since 2000

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE          1999 – Current

  • Over 15 years of hands-on experience working with dogs in a variety of settings.
  • Over 15 years of cat care and cat rescue experience.
  • Over 15 years of providing a full menu of Pet Care services for dogs and cats.
  • Over 7 years of experience as the Lead Pet Spa Therapist at luxury, pet-friendly resorts.
  • Over 3 years of Pet Grooming experience; over 3 years teaching Pet Grooming 101

ADVANCED SPECIALIST TRAINING     Animal Care Specialist / Veterinary Assistant     2000 – 2009

  • Animal Communication Specialist Training: Basic and Advanced Levels, Point Reyes, CA Teacher: Penelope Smith
  • Integrative Therapies in Animal Health: Canine, Equine, and Feline, Upledger Institute, CA
  • Humpback Whale Encounter: Silver Bank, Dominican Republic 10 days at sea and ocean swim with Humpback Whales (mothers, calves, escorts)
  • Energy Medicine Seminar: Spinner Dolphins & Humpback Whales, Hawaii
  • Observed and assisted (over 1000 hours as a pre-vet student):
    • Equine, Holistic, and Small Animal Veterinarians
    • Emergency and Critical Care Veterinarians


Canine Safety & Handling

Equine Safety & Handling

Understanding Canine Body Language

Understanding Equine Body Language

Developed 300-Hour Grooming School Curriculum

Developed 100-Hour Canine Massage & Advanced Bodywork Certification Curriculum

Developed 100-Hour Equine Massage & Advanced Bodywork Certification Curriculum

Canine Massage Instructor: The Don CeSar Resort & Spa (St. Pete Beach, FL)

Canine Massage Instructor: The Ritz-Carlton (Sarasota, FL)

Lead Pet Massage Therapist for the Don CeSar Resort & Spa (St. Pete Beach, FL)

Educator/Consultant for Canine Massage Workshops: Basic, Sports, and Advanced Bodywork

Educator/Consultant for Equine Massage Clinic Series: Basic, Sports Massage, and Advanced Bodywork


Granby Zoo (Granby, Canada) ~ Primate Environmental Enrichment Project

San Francisco Zoo (San Francisco, CA) ~ Wildlife Rehabilitation

Oakland Zoo (Oakland, CA) ~ Avian and Exotics

Lowry Park Zoo (Tampa, FL) ~ Aviary

4-H Volunteer, Horse Protection Association of Florida, Proud Spirit Horse Sanctuary

Delta Society, Animal-Assisted Therapy, Project Pup